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Siblings Each Hoping Other One Will Take Care Of Aging Parents Someday

CLEVELAND—Explaining that they simply didn’t want to have to deal with the immense time commitment and emotional exhaustion, sisters Katie and Ellen Cattell each privately admitted to reporters this week that they were hoping the other sibling would someday be the one to take care of their aging parents.

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:

50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek, the science-fiction show about the crew of the starship Enterprise, premiered 50 years ago today on NBC, spawning a cult following and decades of spin-offs. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s 50-year history

How Big-Budget Movies Flop

Despite the recent box-office failures of Exodus, Ben-Hur, and Gods Of Egypt, studios continue to fund big-budget movies they hope will achieve blockbuster success. The Onion provides a step-by-step breakdown of how one of these movies becomes a flop:

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.
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The Onion’s Oscar Picks

Following this morning’s announcement of the 86th Academy Awards nominations, many pundits are calling this year’s Oscar race one of the most wide open in recent memory. Here are The Onion’s predictions of who will take home the coveted Oscar statuettes:

  • American Hustle (Best Picture): Out of the 11 or so films made this year, this one was probably the best
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Actor): DiCaprio is a virtual lock for best actor as, of all the nominees in his category, he most closely resembles the Oscar statuette, which has long been the award’s singular criterion
  • Captain Phillips (Best Film Editing): Voters were blown away by the editing in this film, in which scenes and shots were arranged in chronological order, thus establishing a fluid and linear narrative
  • “Plantation Boogie” (Best Original Song): This jaunty dance number from 12 Years A Slave was just too catchy to be ignored
  • The Great Gatsby (Best Costume Design): Voters are certain to be won over by the film’s daring choice of dressing its actors in period-appropriate attire
  • Peter O’Toole (Best In Memoriam Slide): Soft competition this year virtually guarantees the Lawrence Of Arabia star his first win in his first nomination in this category
  • Bruce Dern (Best Pappy): Though competition was fierce, Dern is the favorite to win for his turn as a grizzled old codger whom you could conceivably call Ol’ Pappy
  • Dallas Buyers Club (Best Animated Feature Film): The unbelievably lifelike animations in Jean-Marc Vallée’s wrenching feature about the AIDS scare makes this film a serious contender for Oscar gold
  • We’re The Millers (Best Foreign Language Film): The Danish dub of this Jason Sudeikis–Jennifer Aniston comedy will captivate voters
  • Matthew Broderick (Best): Oscar voters and viewers alike are likely to recognize the delightful Matthew Broderick as the Best


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